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operations. yesterday, president obama hosted german chancellor angela merkel at the white house there they discussed the crisis. >> we're united in our determination to impose costs on russia for actions. as they move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world these russianbacked groups are not peaceful protesters. they're heavily armed militants who are receiving support from russia. >> our guest is a fellow at the george washington university institute for public diplomacy and global communication. always good to get your perspective. punishing russia, is it going to be financial? is it the president at some point, do you see any indication he's going to be willing to go farther than just financial sanction, waver that may be? >> well, there are limited tools here. putin habs the strongest cards to play in this particular crisis. what happens in ukraine is far more important to russia and to europe than it is, you know, to the united states. the president has been able to inflick some costs on putin. the markets have inflicted some costs on russia. obvious
with angela merkel in washington. together they set a new trigger for broader sector based sanctions against russia. any interference with crucial elections later this month. >> if in fact we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, you will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> reporter: until now, such penalties against russia's energy, arms, banking sectors have been reserved for a full scale invasion. russia remains undeterred. russian officials say the ukraine's military operations in the east effectively can you tell ella deal reached in geneva last month to diffuse the crisis and they called for emergency session of the u.n. security council to highlight alleged threats to russians inside ukraine. to reassure the west and european allies, they're considering expanding and extending military exercises in the region. defense secretary chuck hagel said all members of the alliance, not just the u.s., must share the burden. >> we must not squander this opportunity or shrink from this chal
been reported, president obama, german chancellor angela merkel, they met yesterday. they were watching that very carefully. what came of that meeting? >> reporter: well, there were some significant developments, richard. president obama, german chancellor angela merkel announcing that they had agreed to move forward with sectoral sanctions if it continues to worsen after the may 25th election. i don't anticipate that we will see any new sanctions prior to that, but that is the date that you want to be watching for. so essentially another stern warning to russia. now the reason why this is significant, richard, is because there had been deep divisions between the united states and its european partners about this issue of sectoral sanctions. the u.s. wanted to move forward with them. european partners were hesitant because of course their economies are so tightly linked to russia's economy, particularly when it comes to the issue of energy. interestingly, when president obama was listing the various sectors of russia's economy that could be sanctioned, he didn't talk about the energy se
angela merkel. you mentioned there was some testy briefs this weekend you. thought maybe there would be questions about that. there were two american reporters, two german reporters called on. the american reporters asked about the crisis in ukraine as well as the death penalty in the botched execution in oklahoma this week. big issues, but no doubt being front and center this week, you would have thought maybe somebody would have asked about it. it's a free country. they can choose to ask or not. but certainly there is a lot of people who have been wondering, you know, when the president is going to be asked about it more. he wasn't candidate about it today in the rose garden. >> big news. ed henry at the white house tonight, thank you, ed. >>> and while republicans continue to press for answers regarding the administration's massive cover-up of the benghazi cover-up, democrats now attempting to move away from the conversation and are doing so in some pretty insensitive ways. for starters, former nfc spokesman tommy vietor made headlines for his language. watch this. >> did you also
, he's decided to move forward. >> the president appearing with angela merkel, the german chancellor. anything raised on benghazi giving the big news? >> no. throughout the week, there were various tv networks and newspapers and others pushing jay carney, pretty aggressively, about the new information on benghazi, and then just minutes before the news conference in the rose garden, you had this news by john boehner. partisan because it's a republican speaker saying i'm going to investigate it more, but getting pressure from the president of the united states. and two german reporters asked. american reporters asked about ukraine, a big deal, but the second question was about the death penalty and the botched execution in oklahoma. again, important issue, but with all of the news bubbling up this week, it's surprising it wasn't asked. >> yet again another attack today in syria on a compound there. americans not involved, but it reminds us no one has been brought to justice or arrested and it seems like over there, it's going to hell in a hand basket. >> it is. and nine libyan soldiers
at the white house, just outside the oval office, president obama and german chancellor angela merkel met the press. angela merkel is here in the u.s. to talk about the situation in ukraine, and what the west can do to try to change the behavior of russian president vladimir putin and that was what the majority of this press conference today was about on this beautiful spring day in washington. but, watch this. watch the question that president obama got from one of the foreign news agencies that was there to cover the press conference. and that the president called on today. watch this. >> earlier this week an inmate died in oklahoma in what critics have called an inhumane manner because of a seemingly botched execution. human right groups put the united states in the dubious company of china, iran and saudi arabia when it comes to the primitive economic cushions. some countries have expressed their concerns, as well. what are your thoughts on this, and does this raise more questions about u.s. justice? >> i don't imagine that president obama was expecting to get a question on that today
. and at the white house, president obama stood side by side with the german chancellor angela merkel. the two threatening new sanctions if russia interferes with ukraine's election on may 25th. >> the next step is going to be a broad sectoral regime. >> what does it mean? michelle kosinski is at the white house tonight. there is going to be sanctions if russia invades. now sanctions if they interfere with the elections. how significant is that rhetorical change? >> we were really surprised by that, because we had been hearing the same thing for weeks and weekses. and there has been pressure from members of congress. there has been pressure from the press as well asking, well, this is only going to happen if russia full-on invades ukraine. haven't they essentially invaded part of ukraine? questions like that. and then today the administration said. this it was like oh, wow, did i hear that correctly? that there is going to be a lesser benchmark, if you will, for imposing those more sweeping sanctions. and the question wasn't really asked today, and the president didn't really explain why that
at the white house, the arrival of german chancellor angela merkel and the focus will be the crisis in ukraine. >> ukraine launched the strongest attack on pro-russian militias and russian forces reported with surface to air missiles. >> the effort to remove donald sterling from the nba is under way. a committee voted unanimously to expedite the process. >> residents forced to evacuate after a street collapsing in baltimore city are told it may be a month beforen they are allowed to return. >> oh, my god! [ screaming ] >>> breaking news, german chancellor angela merkel is at the white house for a high stakes meeting with president obama. one focus russia's tightening grip against ukraine. in the last hour the president declared the u.s. and germany united and sent another stern warning to moscow. >> we are united in our determination to impose costs on russia for its actions as ukrainian forces move to restore order in eastern ukraine, it is obvious to the world that these russian-backed groups are not peaceful protesters but heavily armed militants receiving significant support from russia. >
has just arrived. that's the arrival of the german chancellor angela merkel, she'll meet with president obama just minutes from now and the focus will be on the crisis in ukraine specifically the need for allies to remain united against russia's defiance of the west. but when the two leaders hold a news conference in two hours we're told the very first question will shift the spotlight to benghazi. and the deadly terror attack on the u.s. consulate there 19 months ago. it's firing up republicans once again who are outraged by a newly surfaced e-mail from the state department just two months before the presidential election those e-mails suggest that the violence be portrayed as spontaneous and not terrorism that could be blamed on failed policies. cnn's jim acosta has more for you. >> reporter: new e-mails revealed this week by the conservative work judicial watch have sparked republican charges once again of a white house cover-up for what happened at the deadly attack on the u.s u.n benghazi in 2012. >> it's disturbing that documents like these were hidden by the obama
journal" and unfortunately angela merkel is sending a message, "my top corporations don't want anymore involvement." >> i agree with fred, it's russian special operations. they're illegal and violating of the geneva agreement. but there are new sanctions that are potentially being prepared. i mean, i think the u.s. is looking at ratcheting it up to match what russia is doing there, but what we really want is for them to de-escalate the situation. >> but when you look at the record of sanctions, rick, through history, going all the way back to cuba and rhodesia and all these places, when they work, it takes a long, long time. >> i would argue putin is making fundamental errors that in the long run are detrimental to his country. the president has said there's no military solution to this so you have to look at alternatives. >> but you're being rational. assuming putin is rational. >> i don't think we should be irrational because he's irrational. >> no, but we have to find something rational to do. >> one of the problems with sanctions here is reports out this morning that russia is not
] warm, flaky, gooey. toaster strudel! >>> president obama will host german chancellor angela merkel at the white house today. the main topic, the crisis in ukraine, president obama and angela merkel will hold a joint news conference in the garden after that meeting. >>> economists expect to see more than 200,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate to drop sharply. in march the unemployment rate rate remained at 6%. and we are about 37 hours away from the kentucky derby. 19 3-year-old horses home to claim the first leg of the triple crown. california chrome is the favorite. about 150,000 fans are expected at churchill downs in louisville tomorrow evening. that's going to do it for "way too early" friday edition. "morning joe' starts right now. >>> not only has donald sterling been banned from the nba for life, he's he's also been planned from the bunny ranch brothel in atlanta. >> if you want to have a good time at the bunny ranch, don't be a racist or animal killer. >> dennis hoff wants nothing to do with donald sterling. dennis hoff says the main reason why he is banned for life i
obama hosts german chancellor angela merkel at the white house. tougher sanctions against russia could be on the table, all this happening as the violence in ukraine escalates dramatically overnight. cnn has been monitoring a large-scale military operation being launched by the ukrainian military, all while russian president vladimir putin is calling on kiev to withdraw its troops from southeast ukraine, withdraw its troops from its own country, if it wants to keep peace. let's get more on today's meeting between the president and angela merkel. senior white house correspondent jim acosta filed this report. >> reporter: john and christine, german chancellor angela merkel's visit to the white house comes at a critical time. both the u.s. and germany have tried to apply pressure on russia to try to de-escalate the crisis in ukraine, the u.s. taking the lead on sanctions, while chancellor merkel has tried to use her closer relationship with russian president vladimir putin to resolve the crisis, but it's not clear whether those closer ties are helping. in a phone conversation that the two
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